This fantastical, opulent and painterly series of photographs uses visual tropes to reference Marie Antoinette. This historical figure is an unequivocally isolated and alienated one: rejected and eventually executed by her country. Before this fateful end, the majority of the population disliked her for her reputation of being profligate and promiscuous.
Our collective memory of her is oversimplified and factually impoverished. She is most commonly remembered for the mis-attributed and mistranslated quote “Let them eat Cake”. The overtly fictitious nature of this photo series also delves into the problematic veracity of history and memory.